New Customizable Get Started Kit
Love this Kit
I love this kit and everything you get with it!!! I am sad that they are not selling this at baremineral counters :(
So glad I found my way back to Bare Minerals!
I bought this kit after a friend gave glowing reviews of brand she had just discovered. Of course, I knew the brand she was talking about as I had used Bare Minerals exclusively in high school but had since taken a several-year hiatus from it. I wanted to get back into the brand since my skin has actually gotten worse since high school (I had near perfect skin then so didn't see the need for makeup, hence the hiatus), so I looked into the Get Started Kits to peruse my options. Apparently I'd been away for quite a while because I was surprised to see that a pressed foundation was now available. I was intrigued and so read every review and video blog and what have you to see if this READY Foundation was as good as the Original loose powder and got many mixed reviews. I wanted the pressed powder to work so badly because it seemed like less of a mess and hassle.
Long story short, I went to a boutique expecting to be disappointed but was very pleasantly surprised by the pressed foundation and snapped up this kit! I won't review the makeup itself here I suppose, but let me tell you that this kit is gold. If you know you like the makeup already or are just starting to explore the brand, this kit is the way to go because you get to try the uncomplicated basics for a phenomenal price. The full sized brushes and foundation alone make this kit worth it, and even the smaller sized Warmth will take you forever and a day to get through, adding to the value. All in all, this was a great re-introduction to the brand for me and I loved getting to discover the new foundation options and even the primer (which was not around when I used it before). The makeup is sublime and the brushes are quality and I couldn't be happier. I do agree with others in that you need to go in and get color matched before you just buy it online if you have any inkling of a doubt about what shade you are (especially with the READY Foundation). Additionally, go to a Bare Escentuals boutique to get shade-matched if you can; I didn't feel confident in the recommendations given to me at those other makeup mega-stores and I'm glad I double checked with people who are experts in the brand.
So, i have never been one to splurge. THAT being said i am very glad i purchased this product. I have never felt the need to use foundation, until recently. I am getting older and all my stress is cathcing up to me i ahve tried liquid foundation and powders and they look horrible on my dry skin! It took a little you tube research, "love shelby" helped me in the application process. It looks a little cakey at first, but give it 20 minutes and it blends so nicely with your skin, i wasn't professionally matched, and i'm pretty sure im a shade or 2 to light, but nothing that a little extra warmth didn't correct. def worth the buy for the try i'm a BE addict now!! Only problem for me was the full flawless face brush it sheds something awful.
At first I didn't like then it really grows on you
I'm 22 years old and I bought the starter kit and at first I honestly didn't like the foundation because after I was done putting everything on it didn't look like I was wearing anything so I was really disappointed since I was so use to completely covering everything on my face but I started looking through pictures of the past year and noticed my makeup in the picture looked so orange and cakey and very thick and I had chin lines from it not matching my skin tone and I looked in the mirror and thought well it's not so bad everything is covered no redness or blemishes no makeup lines and feels very light, needless to say after looking at my previous makeup pictures I realized that the BM makeup looked SOOOO much better and way more natural I am forever a bare minerals customer!!!
I have been using this bare minerals for a little more than a week. I ordered the starter kit wanting to try something different after using liquid foundation for years. It took me a few days to really learn proper application for coverage. (buff buff and buff some more) I am very pleased with the results. I love the primer and ordered my foundation in matte. I have oily skin and by the end of the day it shows when using liquid foundation. I have not experience this with Bare Minerals and really do not need to touch up through the day. The warmth is nice and a little really does go along way. I was skeptical about the mineral veil and I have been proven wrong. It really does finish the look. I ordered a kabuki brush to assist in more coverage and I am glad I did. It does it's job well. I will continue to use this product. I have ordered concealer for a little extra coverage with some redness on my face that still needs a little more coverage. The brushes do shed a lot. I have not really experienced this with other brushes I have purchased in the past.
I have to say I am disappointed in the shipping time of bare minerals. When ordering my kit I payed extra for 3-4 day shipping and it took 6-7 business days. It was the 4th day before it even shipped. Hoping that does not happen often.
You Can't Go Wrong With This Kit!
I am really impressed by this kit. Such a great introduction to BareMinerals! I was happy that I got matched in the store because I think the makeup I have been wearing prior to BM was too light. I was matched in Medium Beige, and I really think I finally have the perfect color. I watched the video on this website, and it is so helpful to see how little you need of the Warmth: a great product that I would have thought had been too dark but was not at all. Out of the brushes, I was most impressed by the concealer brush. It is so soft and distributes product beautifully. At first, I thought the other brushes were a bit coarse, but they do distribute the powder perfectly and are so cute! All in all, a great value, and I am considering purchasing again when I buy a full size of the Ready Foundation.
I got this in Medium Tan, this make up is absolutely worth the money. It looks like I have nothing on (what every girl wants) and looks so natural and I don't have to smear so much gunk on my face (a little goes a long way with this), this is light and airy you don't even feel like you're wearing anything! I have combination skin so I got it in matte, the mineral vail works wonders. I would buy this again and again! LOVE IT!!!
I was not a make-up gal but...
I ordered Bare Minerals years ago and INSTANTLY fell in love and will NEVER use anything else,if it's not B.M. then I wear nothing.
The essentials are all included, its absolutely great, i love it!
Best foundation and make-up kit I have EVER bought
WOW! All I can say is what amazing products bareMinerals provides their customers with. Trust me, everyone who has tried their products are not exaggerating when they say how great they are! I purchased the Get Started Kit with Original Foundation in 'Fairly Light.' It is the BEST!! It gives me the full coverage that I need with a face FULL of freckles, which I sometimes like to cover, and it feels so light, you really feel like you're wearing no make-up at all! LOVE!!! Highly recommended!!! Thank you BE!!!